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Illustrated Board Game for UK Power Networks

Welcome to my latest and the first Blog post of 2019 which finds me in much reduced circumstances. I’ve had to relocate out of my office to another part of the house because of building work. Towards the end of 2018 I was commissioned...

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How to Find Work as a Freelance Illustrator

I would never claim to be an expert on how to find work as a freelance illustrator.  However, I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator for few years now with some success so I can offer a few insights into what, and just as importantly...

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Starting out as a Freelance Illustrator – Part 1

Recently I’ve been asked a few times about how I started working as a freelance illustrator. So I decided to write this post to help anyone asking the same questions.  Below is by no means an exhaustive list. It’s based on what I experienced...

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Tea Cup Print and British Isles Jigsaw Puzzle.

I designed this illustrated tea cup print as a gift for my cuppa loving husband. We needed a funky print for our newly decorated kitchen so while the kettle was boiling I sketched this out on a piece of graph paper. After a bit...

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Balmoral Audio Tour Map

The big news is that I’ve now completed my wonderful commission for a new visitor map for the Balmoral Estate. Back in mid-November, on my birthday, I was contacted about designing a new illustrated Balmoral Audio Tour map – what a fantastic birthday surprise. A...

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